Date registered: Sep 2004
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RE: World Benchwarmer Political Rants Go Here
2,000 people were killed in the last two months. This is after "Mission Accomplished". The minimization of casualties is part of the whole "Nintendo War" strategy used by the Pentagon Propaganda Machine on the US people. I personally believe we have killed more than 100,000, probably thousands more by indirect causes such as starvation and various plagues caused by our destruction of hospitals and sanitary water systems. The idea that unleashing the entire might of the US Air Force and ground forces on a population that is not spread out into rural areas, but is of the typical desert country demographics where people are tightly clustered around water sources, and only suffer a few thousand casualties is ludicrous! No matter how "smart" a smart bomb is, a two thousand pound bomb takes out the whole friggin neighborhood, and napalm starts fires that kill outside the target area. We also used cluster bombs all over the place, leaving bomblets scattered for innocent people to pick up or step on, which is probably how the kid in the picture above got her feet blown off. The naivete of some people as to the facts of war is amazing.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address